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TUSHIYYAH (lit. "sound knowledge"):

Publishing establishment founded in Warsaw in 1896, which, though a private enterprise, is in reality a Hebrew publication society striving to further the development and spread of Neo-Hebrew literature. Its founder, Ben-Avigdor, who was also one of the founders of the older and similar concern, the Aḥiasaf, was its first editor, and M. Balascher was his associate in the business management. The present (1905) editors are Ben-Avigdor and S. L. Gordon (born in Lida, government of Wilna, 1866). The Tushiyyah's program is given in its subtitle: "The editing of good and useful books in the Hebrew language for the spread of knowledge and for the teaching of morality and civilization among Jewish youth; also scientific books in all branches of literature." It has published, either in the original or in translations, numerous novels, biographies, poems, and historical and miscellaneous works, and has contributed much to the revival of Hebrew literature in its latest phases. It has provided Hebrew teachers with the most popular text-books for the elementary teaching of Hebrew according to modern methods, and has also done much to encourage talented Hebrew writers. Among the authors whose works have been published by the Tushiyyah are: Frischman, Bernfeld, Brainin, Ludvipol, Slouschz, Taviov, Berdyczewski, and Rabinowitz.

  • Lippe, Bibliographisches Lexicon, ii. 32, 379-384, Vienna, 1899;
  • R. E. J. 1902, passim.
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